In this Premium Tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates Preview Mode, a Pro Tools Ultimate only feature which is definitely one of those things which you can get by without, but once you’ve used it you wonder how you ever managed without it.
The newly released Avid S4 brings the power and workflows of Avid’s Pro Tools | S6 control surface to small to mid-size music and audio post facilities in an ergonomic, more compact package. The S4 provides an integrated experience with any EUCON-enabled DAW. At IBC 2019 last weekend, Avid Evangelist Greg Chin sat down with UK product specialist Simon Sherbourne to show the new S4 close up and personal, whilst Avid’s Sreejesh Nair compared the Avid S4 with the Avid S6.
As part of their IBC 2019 coverage Avid announced improved end-to-end video editing workflows with ProRes integration for Windows and native support for ProRes RAW in Media Composer as well as native support for DNx codecs. Could this be a U-turn by Apple as this contradicts what both Apple and Avid have said in the past?
Back in July 2019, at the Avid Connect Live event, part of the Summer NAMM 2019 show in Nashville, Avid announced the Avid S1 control surface as a replacement to the Avid Artist Mix. Last weekend at IBC 2019 as part of their IBC coverage, Product Specialist Dave Tyler gave a much more detailed look at the Avid S1 and Avid’s Gil Gowing gave a sneak peek of the upcoming Avid Control app as well.
Avid has take the unusual step of emailing all Pro Tools Control users advising us not to upgrade to iOS 13 when it is released next week. We have the full statement from Avid.
The difference between multichannel and multi-mono plug-ins in Pro Tools isn’t very significant if you only work in stereo. However, as soon as you start working with more than 2 channels, you find the number of plug-ins available as multichannel plug-ins starts to tail off rapidly. This free tip demonstrates a way to quickly access all the channels in a multi-mono plug-in at the same time, which is especially useful if you have unlinked the parameters.
PerfectSurround have released Penteo 16 Pro as their latest upmixing plug-in, which opens up the Penteo upmixing technology to the full range of immersive formats up to 16 channels. This includes 5.1, 7.1, Dolby Atmos up to 9.1.6, Auro 3D up to 13.1, DTSX and up to 3rd order Ambisonics. What is more it is now both an upmix and a downmix plug-in in one interface and enables you to go from different channel counts and formats in the one plug-in.
In this extended premium tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at Window Configurations, which offer a way to save the layout and contents of windows in Pro Tools. When combined with the related Memory Locations in Pro Tools they offer a way to create shortcuts which can arrange and restore windows to just how you need them for specific tasks.
Nugen Audio has released the latest version of their loudness metering software VisLM. V2.8.3 brings 2 new features, one minor - a change to the Netflix stereo preset and one major - the introduction of Flags, which help to visualise Alerts and navigate through them. An added bonus is that whilst we were preparing the video tutorial showing the new features, we discovered an undocumented feature in VisLM from Nugen Audio that is really clever and will save you time and money and so we had to include that in the video tutorial as well!
If you would like to streamline your workflows, reduce the amount you use the mouse, not only in Pro Tools but other apps like iZotope RX, Soundminer or other DAWs like Nuendo and Cubase then you have to check out SoundFlow. In this article we are going to look into detail at what SoundFlow can do and investigate the new features introduced in SoundFlow 3 including the ability to create your own macros and design your own controllers on Android and iOS devices.
When editing automation you might often want to create an extra breakpoint at the same value as either the next or previous value. This is easy, just click in the playlist with the Grab tool while holding these modifiers
It seems that Massenburg have finally released a version of the Massenburg Design Works MDW EQ5 plug-in that works with the current versions of Pro Tools. Find out more here.
Pro Tools Automation - It’s one of the areas where Pro Tools definitely has the edge over other DAWs but lots of people. particularly people using Pro Tools for music production use very little of the automation workflows available. In this Premium tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers runs through some of his favourite automation tips and tricks which help make automation work for you rather than getting in the way.
Avid are continuing to expand their $1400 worth of loyalty rewards for all their customers with a valid Pro Tools software upgrade plan or active subscription. Great news. Avid hasn’t stopped there, next they announced another loyalty reward this time in partnership with Groove3 worth $120 and now they are offering another loyalty reward worth over $100 in conjunction with Wave Arts and Impulse Record. We have the details.
Did you know you can drag a file or clip onto the tracks sidebar and a new track will be created in the same way as dragging onto the timeline? Why is this useful? Because in a busy session there usually isn’t any blank space visible in the edit window. I use this all the time.